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Marilyn Brooks on Medicine (BLOG): Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Joint Surgery

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

It’s’ not exactly a new idea, Peripheral Nerve Block has long been used in obstetrics, but in the last 8-years this type of anesthesia has grown up, become more sophisticated and that makes it definitely worth talking about – especially if you’re about to undergo joint replacement surgery of any kind. In fact, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, nearly 600-thousand Americans undergo total knee replacements every year. Another 200-thousand receive new hip joints.

Allegheny General Hospital pain specialist Dr. Florin Orza discusses how nerve blocks can greatly improve joint surgery recovery in this online feature at Marilyn Brooks on Medicine.

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